Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What I'm Wearing.

I found this little GAP romper mini dress at a thrift store and have loved finding ways to pair it with things- leggings and tights or wearing it open over floral mini dresses...

That's the amazing thing about thrift stores. If I had walked by this jumper on display in the GAP storefront window in the mall, I would've thought "eh.. that could be cute!" and kept right on walking. Because you can't EXPERIMENT with things that have $60+ price tags on them. (Well, at least I can't!) But when you can find something like this with a $3 price on it, it allows you to step outside of your fashion box more often and try things that you never thought you would have. I could NEVER have found my own 'style' if I hadn't stumbled into a thrift store in my early high school years- because everything in the 'affordable' chain stores (And, as a youngster, affordable is pretty much the only option, no?) is so generic and so...cookie-cutter. There's no room for creativity and quirkiness in those places.

So, thrift stores of the world- I SALUTE YOU!


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Current Listings.

Some of these are ending soon- others just listed. Click here to visit the store!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Just Listed! the store!

Vintage floral sundress.

Vintage high waist acid wash stirrup jean leggings.
(say that three times fast!)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Shih Tzus are the New Black.

I went to watch my hubby play a show tonight, and while I was getting dressed I stumbled upon this Shih Tzu shirt that I bought and a thrift store awhile back. It was one of those things where, when I found it, I was like, "This could be cool?" but then by the time I got it home, it was decidedly NOT SO. I'd never worn it in public. For some reason though, tonight it jumped out at me and I threw it on effortlessly with tights and a mini and hit the door running.

The guy at the coffee shop asked if it was a picture of my dog. I tried to come up with something clever to say to him, but instead I ended up saying, "Um... No."

What wit!

My hubby said he liked my shirt when he saw me. I was shocked. He's not typically the BIG DOG HEAD shirt kind of a guy. Needless to say, it's a hit! (heh.)

On the way out the door, my son decided he wanted to take pictures of me, and his only requirement was that I stick out my tongue. Why the heck not?

I think I may have a little fashion photographer on my hands here.

...or perhaps a mini-me model?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Girl's Night!

I've been taking your advice lately and wearing the tallest shoes I own no-matter-the-heck what. (And actually feeling great about it.) Shoot darn! I may never wear flats again!

I'm going out to a friend's house for a much needed girl's night. I plan to drink yummy grown-up drinks and talk about something (ANYTHING!) other than Batman and Tractors for awhile. Look out world!

Tie Blouse- Merona (Thrifted)
Lilly Pulitzer Skirt- Thrift
Cardigan- XXL Mossimo cardi from Target
Tights- thrifted new
Shoes- Madden 'Cristan' Wedges
Clutch & Bracelet- Vintage
Hair Comb- gift from a friend.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Looking like a crazy old lady and LOVING it.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My Wishlists.




From my eBay watchlist:

Just Listed in the Store!

Vintage Acid Wash BONGO high wasited skirt.

Vintage Reebok Classic Hightops.

Olive Green Flats with Black Lace ties.

All auctions start at just $7.99! Check them out!

On Being Tall.

Today is all about the jeans! I ordered these Chip & Pepper jeans from eBay because I needed some that were long enough to wear with my taller shoes. (All my pants turn into clam-diggers when I slip on mah heels.)

These jeans have a whopping 35" inseam- just enough to compensate for the highest wedges I own.

(these ones.)

I am pretty tall- even sans wedges I'm about 5'8, and sometimes I feel bad wearing really tall shoes because I TOWER over some people and then feel like a big, giant jerk face. (In heels.)

(At least they bring me closer to those gorgeous eyes my husband has... he's a tall 6'4.)

Has anyone else ever felt this way? Should I walk tall or ditch the extra height so I'm not looking down at everyone?

Monday, April 21, 2008

What I'm Wearing.

It is muggy today. Muggy mug-sauce. I'm wilting.

My parents are here! I am about to head out to the mall to pick up some more Bare Minerals from Sephora. Hooray for air conditioned malls!

Friday, April 18, 2008

What I'm Wearing.

I'm going out to go play trains at Barnes & Noble because a certain little someone has requested it. Afterwards, I'm going to go pick up my parents from the airport.
I'm so excited about this, I could just burst...

Hat- Charlotte Russe
Cardigan- Husband's thrifted
T-shirt- Calvin Klein from eBay
Skirt- Dance Gear, thrift
Tights- thrifted new
Shoes- Report

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What I'm Wearing.

If it's not too windy later, I will be gathering up my husband & kiddo and heading to the park down the street, where we will meet a whole bunch of our friends and eat fried chicken until we are all in a greasy, comatose-like state...

Dress- Thrift
Shrug Jacket- Thrift
Shoes- Report @ Ross
Hat- Thrift
Bag- Thrift

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bathing Suit Search 2008.

The terrible, awful, no good, rotten swimsuit search of 2008 has FINALLY ended amicably:

Now, bring on the SUN!

Suit: DKNY @ TJ Maxx, $19

What I'm Wearing.

Note to self:

Next time you plan on spending the afternoon trying on bathing suits? LEAVE THE TIGHTS AT HOME.

T-shirt: Urban Outfitters
Skirt- Thrifted
Tights- Thrifted new
Scarf- Thrifted
Cardigan- Thrifted
Clutch & Vintage Broach- Thrift
Shoes- Mossimo @ Target

Saturday, April 12, 2008

What I'm Wearing.

I'm trying out a new hair-do today, which is always fun. It's a REALLY high ponytail, and it reminded me so much of my 'Blossom' days that I had to go all out and pair it with this early 90's 'All That Jazz' dress. (Woah!)

Jacket- Thrifted little girl's
Dress- Thrift
Purple Tights- Target
Shoes- Grasshoppers thrift
Clutch- Thrift

Friday, April 11, 2008

What We're Wearing.

I have NO idea where he gets it from.

Tunic- Gap thrifted
Lilly Pulitzer skirt- thrift
Ankle Boots- Charlotte Russe
Glasses- ebay

Thursday, April 10, 2008

What I'm Wearing.

Here's my new jacket once again- I love it even more thrown over a shrunken hoodie. These pants are from Express- someone my husband was working for gave them to me for free. I paired them with tights and rolled the bottoms to take away from the 'gaucho' look that I tend to, um, DESPISE. hehe.

Jacket- Issac Mizrahi for Target
Hoodie- Vintage little boy school sweatshirt
Shirt- Target
Pants- Express gifted
Tights- thrifted new
Shoes- Report @ Ross
Bag- Thrift

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Recent Purchases.

I bought these jeans and this jacket from Target yesterday. I've been wanting a pair of skinny acid-washed jeans since Lux came out with some forever ago at Urban Outfitters, but I just couldn't bring myself to cough up $70 for a pair of jeans that looked like I could have found them at a thrift store. So, I've been searching the thrift stores ever since but have found nothing comparable.

The Lux version- $68 at

I was just passing through the clothing section at Target on my way to the other side of the store *ahem* when I glanced over and saw these jeans hanging there in all their gloriousness. I squeed. The price was a much more affordable $19.99, so I grabbed my size and ran.

As for the jacket, it is Issac Mizrahi for Target. While I don't typically like his stuff, I couldn't get over the baggy, wide cut and the cropped trench coat style. It has a metallic shine to it as well, and the big buckles at the wrists add just the right amount of edginess to it. All of my jackets are currently navy or black, and I have been wanting something lighter to throw on over outfits. I can't wait to pair it with short, romantic dresses and tights when the weather finally warms up around here.

I also bought these red wayfarers from eBay... we'll see if they look good on me or if they make me look like I'm trying too hard.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

What I'm Wearing.

My husband and I were all ready to grab our son and head into the tornado shelter last night. In the end though, we didn't have to. This is my "I am tired because the thunderstorms and subsequent tornado dreams kept me up ALL NIGHT LONG" outfit.

Or something.

Jacket- Vintage thrift
Shirt- Target
Skinny jeans- Target
Ankle boots- Charlotte Russe
Liz Claiborne Bag- Thrift
Headband- Old elastic bow off of a present I got.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

What I'm Wearing.

My lamé leggings have finally arrived! Can you feel the excitement in the air? I loooove them! This outfit is missing a slouchy oversized cardigan and a peace sign.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Night on the Town.

Last night I went out to a nice dinner with some girlfriends and then we went to see The Blue Man Group. Afterwards, we went out dancing. This little outfit felt perfect for such a night- fun and flirty with a touch of "BACK OFF BUSTER" thrown in the mix.

My friend Amy pointed out that I was wearing a "Shress" (shirt+dress) and a "Skort" (skirt+shorts). I almost died from laughing.

Jacket- Thrift
Red Polka Dot Ruffle Dress- children's vintage dress
bandage skort- dance gear, thrifted
Shoes- Report from Ross
Clutch- Vintage thrifted